Match day 2 NPFL results : Plateau Beat Enyimba, FC Ifeanyiubah trash MFM
Plateau United of Jos continued their impressive start to the season after a convincing 3-1 win over former Champions, Enyimba at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos on Wednesday.
In one of the nine Match Day two encounters decided in midweek, United left no one in doubt as to their intentions of beating the Elephants from Aba as defender Elisha Golbe curled home a freekick early on before Kabiru Umar doubled their lead ten minutes into the second half. Emeka Umeh added a third late on, rendering Ikechukwu Ibenegbu’s free kick a mere consolation.
Joining Plateau United on the top of the table after two round of matches is Abia Warriors who enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win over newly promoted Katsina United in Umuahia. Godwin Zaki scored for the second game in a row before Seun Olulayo scored on his debut, nine minutes after the interval to seal victory for Okey Emordi’s men.
In Nnewi, FC IfeanyiUbah got their season back on track by trouncing MFM FC 4-0. Yaya Kone opened the floodgates of goals when he fired past Abayomi Folarin early in the game. Former junior international, King Osanga, doubled the lead in the 33rd minute, while Jimoh Oni scored the third two minutes later.Ifeanyi Onuigbo completed the rout, netting the fourth six minutes from time.
In the South-West derby, Sunshine Stars secured a narrow 1-0 win against Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan.
Sunday Oluwadamilare hit the winner for the Owena Waves 12 minutes from time.
Lobi Stars also beat Kano Pillars with the same scoreline with Solomon Kwambe scoring the decisive goal six minutes before the break.
At the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos, Plateau United beat former champions Enyimba 3-0.
Plateau United scored the curtain raiser in the 12th minute through Elisha Gorbe who curled in a beautiful freekick from the edge of the box.
Kabiru Umar added the second 10 minutes after the break.
Emeka Umeh put the result beyond doubt when he netted the third goal for Kennedy Boboye’s men 10 minutes from time.
Three minutes later, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu pulled a goal back for the Peoples Elephant.
It was another fine outing for Abia Warriors who continued their fine start to the season by handing Katsina United a 2-0 defeat.
The hosts took the lead on 36 minutes courtesy of a fine strike by Godwin Zaki, his second of the season.
Former Sunshine Stars midfielder, Seun Olulayo, made the points safe when he scored the second on 54 minutes.
In another fixture, Niger Tornadoes and ABS FC played out a 1-1 draw in Minna.
The visitors opened scoring on the half hour mark through Mohammed Mohammed while the home side levelled scores seven minutes laterthrough Ebenezer Odeyemi.
Gombe United recovered from their opening day loss to Katsina United by beating Remo Stars 2-1.
Victor Mbaoma gave Remo Stars the lead in the 19th minute.
Austin Oladapo and Fabassou Djoufoume scored both goals for the Savannah Scorpions.
MATCH-DAY TWO RESULTS
Plateau United 3 v 1 Enyimba
FC Ifeanyiubah 4 v 0 MFM
Gombe United 2 v 1 Remo Stars
Akwa United 1 v 1 Rivers United
Lobi Stars 1 v 0 Kano Pillars
Abia Warriors. 2 v 0 Katsina United
Niger Tornadoes 1 v 1 ABS
Sunshine Stars. 1 v 0 Shooting Stars
Nasarawa United 1 v 1 Rivers United